ASUS takes us back to the future with the B760M BTF motherboard
The company has now listed its first BTF motherboard based on the Intel 700 series chipset.
The concept of putting all the power and interface connectors on the other side is not new. Motherboard manufacturers have been experimenting with this idea for the past few years. We have seen prototypes from MSI (Project Zero) or Gigabyte (Project Stealth).
In fact, the idea isn’t even new to ASUS. Just a few months ago, we saw the first concept of such a design called DIY-APE, which would be released for the Intel 600, AMD 600, and future motherboard chipsets. We are past the launch of the Intel B760 series and ASUS is now announcing its first motherboard based on this concept, except under a new name.
The TUF Gaming B760M BTF is a Micro-ATX design based on the most affordable Intel 700 chipset to date. The basic idea of this motherboard is to provide all the necessary connectors and headers on the other side of the motherboard. This means that cable management would be much easier with easier access to most connectors, but as long as the PC case has all the necessary holes.
ASUS has decided to put DDR4 memory on this board, which means it should be even cheaper to build a system around it. It officially supports up to 4xDDR4-5333 of overclocked memory. In addition, users will find a 2.5Gb Ethernet port and even built-in WiFi-6.
What’s on the back:
- 24 pin motherboard
- USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C and USB 3.2 Gen1 headers
- M.2 2280 slot
- Internal USB 2.0 headers
- ARGB headers
- CPU/CHA Fan Headers
- HD Audio, Thunderbolt Headers
Gigabyte’s Stealth series launched with Maingear’s pre-built systems, but these motherboards are not available through the DIY market. With that being said, the ASUS BTF motherboard would be the first to be released commercially. Unfortunately, ASUS does not provide pricing details at this time.
Source: ASUS via Benchlife